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nanaWhile advances in technology make some areas of our lives easier, good old-fashioned child rearing has become more complicated.

In our grandparent’s day, it was a simpler time. They didn’t have the luxury of worrying about play dates and preschool applications.

I have a motto that has become a guiding principle for applying “old school” methods to present day parenting.

What would nana do?

I’m barely awake, preparing breakfast while holding the baby, trying to sip on day old coffee when my toddler asks me to cut her bread into shapes.

WWND? In nana’s day, a square slice was the only shape you were going to get.

It’s 4:30 pm, the witching hour. Despite the baby screaming all day, I’ve proudly set the table and prepared a healthy dinner. My toddler takes one look at her plate and breaks down in tears because she wants ice cream for dinner. [Mas…]

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hilllaryabuelaHillary Clinton’s campaign shared the “7 Ways Hillary Clinton Is Just Like Your Abuela” on her website Tuesday (photo), after daughter Chelsea announced that she was pregnant.

“[Hillary] isn’t afraid to talk about the importance of el respeto,” the site proclaimed, and “she knows what’s best.”

Also, we learned, “she reacts this way when people le faltan el respeto:” [Mas…]


My grandma’s tortillas are legendary in my family; she’s been making them since she was a little girl and has been feeding her family with them ever since. I thought I’d shoot a little video of her making them as she passes the tradition down to her great grandkids. — Video creator Rich Lee.

IGgrannyipad(PNS reporting from CHICAGO) Rigoberto “Rigo” Chavez, 15, cringed in horror when he logged into Facebook Thursday morning and received a notification that his abuelita had once again commented on his status.

The high school junior had posted a status that read “$waaaag$” and Abuelita replied in ALL CAPS:

CACHORRITO ERES LA LUZ DE MI VIDA. CUIDATE MUCHO TE QUIERO [Mas…]


Who knows dads better than grandma? Abuelita reviews some famous fathers, including Don Francisco, Jack Black, Hugh Jackman and David Bowie.

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Abuelita Reviews: These Kanye-style shades are cray-cray (video)

by Bronco del Camino May 15, 2014 Cultura
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Abuelita wants to step up her look with cool-looking shades, so she’s checking out Kanye West style sunglasses, John Lennon specs and heavy black hipster models. Which style is right for her? PREVIOUSLY ON ABUELITA REVIEWS:

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Abuelita Reviews: Lingerie – Which bra is right for you? (video)

by Comic Saenz May 8, 2014 Cultura
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Abuelita (Altagracia Guzman) knows her chichis (or “titties” as she calls them) and which bras are best – the padded bra or la flimsy, risqué model. PREVIOUSLY ON ABUELITA REVIEWS:

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Abuelita Reviews: Snacks — healthy or not healthy? (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE April 24, 2014 Cultura
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Which is better — healthy nori seaweed snacks or fatty, spicy bad-carb-loaded chips? Your Abuelita knows best! PREVIOUSLY ON ABUELITA REVIEWS:

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Grandmother: What a big beatbox you have! (video)

by MOON GUAC February 28, 2014 Cultura
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When this Mexican abuelita gets to beatboxing, no one is safe!

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A message on ‘El Contestador (The Answering Machine)’ (NSFW video)

by Barney Asada December 26, 2013 Cultura
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WTF? It’s an old answering machine — a gift from Mom — with a disturbing voicemail message from Abuelita. What to do? [NSFW adult language en Espanish.]

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Twerking abuelita brings all the boys to the yard (video)

by TIM YUKON DANZA October 1, 2013 Cultura
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Face it, pochos. You don’t get to be an abuelita unless you know how to dance for a fella!

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Spanish art-restoring abuelita expert makes her mark at La Basilica

by Lalo Alcaraz September 24, 2012 Cartoons
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(PNS reporting from MEXICO CITY) Famed Spanish art-restoring abuelita Cecilia Gimenez has decided to visit La Basilica here, which houses the famed image of La Virgen de Guadalupe. The fading portrait miraculously appeared on Aztec Indian Juan Diego’s robe 500 years ago. The image needed some touching up, said Gimenez, who waited until the Basilica […]

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Dear Abuelita: Dyeing for love, men and toilet seats, do I look fat?

by Dear Abuelita August 29, 2012 Cultura
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Dear Abuelita, My question is simple: Should I dye my hair black? I am starting to get white hairs and a streak in the front. My original color is black. I’m 49 so it is not premature. It just seems everyone does it until age 60 or 70, like an old lady’s right of passage, […]

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Dear Abuelita: Is she faithful, his dirty hands, to poke or not to poke

by Dear Abuelita August 22, 2012 Cultura
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Dear Abuelita, How can I know if my GF has no boyfriend other than me? Signed, To be honest Dear To Be or Not To Be, What kind of pregunta is this, do you think I’m a Magic 8 Ball? I may not be able to give the answer but I can give you a […]

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Dear Abuelita: Love cab for fatty, pee-pee pequeño, pochas in jorts

by Dear Abuelita August 15, 2012 Cultura
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Dear Abuelita: Why do Mexicans/pochas always wear cutoff jeans to the playa? It bothers me that we have some of the most beautiful women in our raza that they are not proud of their beauty. Signed, El Pocho Dear Beach Bothered Bingo, So, according to you, Mexicans (pochas) need to walk around the beach with […]

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Dear Abuelita: Sporting man, subway kind of love, these kids today

by Dear Abuelita August 8, 2012 Cultura
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Dear Abuelita, The fourth race at Hollywood Park Friday night (mares and fillies, 5 1/2 furlongs, three-year-olds and up) appears very competitive to me, but analysis indicates I should look closely at #7 La Sancha, with 117-pound jockey V. Espinoza holding the reins. Some handicappers maintain that the predicted hot weather points to #5 Onyx […]

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Dear Abuelita: WiFi bath salts, leave it to Beaver, going down

by Dear Abuelita August 1, 2012 Cultura
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Hey Old Lady! Oh they think they are so friggin clever but I know what they are up to listening to me through my wifi and microwave well i have nothing to hide so neener neener Mr. and Ms. Big Brother politically correct death panel. YOU WAN TO TAKE MY GUNNAWAY WELL HELL NO WE […]

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Dear Abuelita: Toad in a hole, wolf at the door, hitting the G-spot

by Dear Abuelita July 25, 2012 Cultura
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Dear Abeulita: Hi, I am sorry for this message because it may get to you as surprise but it’s because of the situation of things right now. I want use this opportunity to explain my problem. I was here in London on vacation with my family but yesterday thing changed because i was mugged at […]

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Dear Abuelita: Wife and lover, my ring-a-ding, trouble at the zoo

by Dear Abuelita July 18, 2012 Cultura
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Dear Abuelita: Is it possible to love two women at the same time? You see, I love my wive and I would do anything for her, but I also love my secret lover who inspires me in different ways that my wife does not. I make more love to my secret lover than to my […]

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Dear Abuelita: Busty rebozo, itchy nalgas, chilly chi-chis

by Dear Abuelita July 11, 2012 Cultura
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Dear Abuelita, I’m a 43-year old married woman, but I think I fell in love with a 20-year old guy. I know he thinks of me as his mother and I have hinted my feelings for him but was rejected flat. Am I going through menopause? Midlife crisis? I can’t stop thinking about him and […]

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Dear Abuelita: Cholo scars, snoring horrors, mota bars

by Dear Abuelita June 20, 2012 Cultura
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Yo, Abeuelita, sup? In my wayward youth I was a gangbanger and have the bullet wounds, knife scars and tats to prove it. But those days are over and I’m now a legally-employed husband and dad with two kids. The shorties are getting big enough to where they will soon begin to ask me questions […]

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Dear Abuelita: Maybe I’m doing it wrong, Chican@, burning bras

by Dear Abuelita June 13, 2012 Cultura
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Dear Abuelita: I’ll give to you straight. I’m newly-married and confused. My wife won’t give me oral sex and she refuses to let me do her. She says it is sinful. We were both virgins when we were married so it didn’t come up before, but it’s making things difficult in the bedroom. She won’t […]

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Dear Abuelita: Obama or Romney? Flour or corn? Quinceaneras?

by Dear Abuelita May 23, 2012 Cultura
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Dear Abuelita, What are you drinking? Is that “Chocolate Abuelita?” It looks different. Anyway…I heard that Mitt Romney really likes Hispanics. Do you think I should vote for him or should I vote for my Negrito again? At least I know that he supports the Dream Act. Aayy! Abuelita, please ease my worries. Signed, Aye […]

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